When the top .01% decide government matters, it is to line their pockets. One example: Oil Companies succeed when we need to turn to Green Energy. And, public education suffers when we spend money on wars for oil. The rich shouldn't decide who gets nominated and elected nor what propositions win! We the PEOPLE, the flesh and blood People, do. But, since 2010, super Pacs from world-wide corporations and billionaire-owners have secretly influenced election outcomes with their money. We must Overturn "Citizens United" which made that possible when it decreed that "corporations are people" and that "money is free speech."
This bill, SB1272, will pose the question, on the next election ballot, "Do you agree or disagree..." to those two ideas from the "Citizens United v. FCC" Supreme Court decision of 2010.
For wonks, like me: SB1272 will back up AJR#1, which has actually called for a Constitutional Convention (under Article V) to decide this matter. This effort, too, will need your pressure, to enforce, even tho' it has WON in CA and we are the 2nd state to have done so. Thirty-seven states are needed for that route.
I am Sacramento Area Coordinator for CA Clean Money Campaign. 916 451-2045. [email protected] Please mark: CA Clean Money Campaign.